Bachelor of Science

Physik, B.Sc.


The B.Sc. Physics degree programme consists of an orientation subject area, a mandatory subject area (Elementary and Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, Laboratories), and an elective subject area.

Until the end of the second semester, at least one module of the mandatory must have been successfully completed.

General note: With the Bachelor of Science degree, students acquire a first degree qualifying them for a profession. However, at the Technical University of Darmstadt the Master of Science is the standard degree. Therefore it is recommended that students complete a Master's programme.

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Department of Physics

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Degree Bachelor of Science
Duration 6 Semesters
Language German
Programme Start winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (programme schedule not guaranteed)
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Internship Laboratory courses: several introductory and advanced lab course in experimental physics and computer simulations (see course program)
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.

Physics is a fundamental science with the objective of quantitatively comprehending nature and describing it by means of universal laws. Physical findings have shaped our scientific view of the world. At the same time, they are the basis for technical advancement of our society.

Apart from a mathematical-physical aptitude, the preconditions of the programme include an interest in science, curiosity, and the ability to study and work independently. Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.

Physicists work in internationally networked research groups.
The language of modern science is English and spoken by all members of faculty. Nevertheless, all course are taught in German and sufficient language skills are required.

However, students should not only show an interest in findings and application, but also in physical methodology, as the significance of methodology in physics is comparable to that of the actual findings. Physicists can be employed in different professional fields not least because the interaction of theory and experiment first developed in physics set an example for many other scientific disciplines.

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Mathematics / Physics pre-course

Literature for the pre-course

Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at Technical University of Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.

Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. For further questions please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

Physics (M.Sc.)

Energy Science and Engineering (M.Sc.)

Mechanics (M.Sc.)

Technology and Philosophy (M.A.)

From experience, the range of activities for graduates of the Physics programme is constantly expanding. Physicists work, for instance, in the fields of fundamental and industrial research, application-oriented development, on planning and examination assignments in the industry and administration, in the fields of consultancy and sales, in the banking sector, in politics and management, and in academic teaching. The different fields of activity require innovative solutions and examine new types of problems. In order to fulfill the requirements for such duties, the students need to obtain sufficiently broad fundamental knowledge of Experimental and Theoretical Physics and of the Mathematics necessary for it. Current examples for the fast implementation of findings of physical research into technical applications are semiconductor technology and optoelectronics as the foundation for communications and data technology, and laser physics as the foundation for modern optics and material processing and for medical applications.